Cat Facts

  1. Peterbald cat outside on a leash

    Peterbald Cat Breed Profile

    The Peterbald cat is an enchanting breed known for their big personalities and hairlessness, though their coat differs...
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  2. Singapura cat

    Singapura Cat Breed Profile

    The Singapura is one of the smallest cat breeds. Discover their adorable face, spunky personality, and loving nature...
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  3. orange tabby Maine Coon with paw raised

    Maine Coon Lifespan: How Long Do Maine Coons Live?

    Find out what the average life expectancy is for the large Maine Coon cat and potential health concerns for the breed...
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  4. back of boy's head as he watches cartoon TV

    Cats on TV: Top 30 Felines in Cartoon Television

    Love cats on television? Here's a compilation of 30 of the most famous felines from cartoons and other entertainment...
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  5. brown tabby cat looking out window

    How Long Do Cats Live? Average Lifespan of a House Cat

    House cats typically live 10 to 15 years, depending on breed, lifestyle, and activity levels. Read about the average...
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  6. tortie cat face

    Tortoiseshell Cat: The Terrific Tortie Cat Guide

    Tortie cats are seen as lucky and unique, with their female-dominated tribe of loving felines. Learn more terrific...
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  7. girl and cat looking out a window together

    Cat Years To Human Years: A Guide To Calculating Your Cat's Age

    Find your cat's age in human years with an easy formula at Litter-Robot. Learn how to convert cat years to human...
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  8. brown and white bicolor tabby cat

    What Colors Can Cats See?

    Are cats color blind? Do they have night vision? Find out which colors cats can see best and how to support their...
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  9. tabby cat with American flag sunglasses

    12 American Cat Breeds

    Many of our most beloved cat breeds got their start in the USA. Learn about the American Shorthair, Maine Coon, and...
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  10. Siberian cat swimming in water

    9 Cats That Like Water (& Why Most Hate It)

    Why do cats hate water? Not all do! Check out these 9 cat breeds that like water...
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  11. persian cat and persian kitten outside

    When Do Cats Stop Growing?

    When are cats considered adults? Depending on their breed, cats reach their full size at different ages...
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  12. long-haired Kurilian bobtail kitten

    Bobtail Cats & Cats Without Tails

    Learn about cat breeds that commonly have bobtails or no tails, as well as health and ethical considerations...
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  13. tabby cat meowing

    Why Is My Cat Meowing So Much?

    Wondering why your cat is so vocal, or why cats meow at night? Learn more about these behaviors...
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Fun cat facts and feline tidbits 

Cats are endlessly fascinating, and we have the content to prove it! Read 100+ articles on the Litter-Robot blog that include fun facts about cats. You’ll find cat facts related to coat pattern, breed, unique abilities, and more!

Did you know? Cats instinctively know how to use the litter box. To avoid being eaten or attacked by predators, ancestral wild cats had to cover up their tracks and hide their waste to mask their scent. They gravitated toward soft dirt or sand, since the granular consistency made it easier to bury their waste. 

What other interesting facts about cats didn’t you know? Cats meow for humans, not other cats. A group of cats is called a clowder or a glaring, while a group of kittens is a kindle. 30%-50% of cats lack the gene that makes them react to catnip. Research suggests that a cat’s purr has the power to self-heal. People with cat allergies aren't allergic to fur, but rather a protein found in a cat’s saliva, urine, and dander called Fel d 1. Cats seek out boxes that offer cover for their predatory hunting instincts, as well as to hide to avoid becoming prey—an instinct passed down by their wild ancestors. Contrary to popular belief, cats don’t see in black and white—but research suggests that they are red-green colorblind. A 1-year-old kitten is developmentally equivalent to a 15-year-old human. (Most) cats are lactose intolerant. Cats’ whiskers help with directional orientation and spatial awareness.

Shall we keep going? The “tabby” cat isn’t a breed—it’s a pattern. Your cat has a third eyelid that functions as a shield for their cornea. Cats are imitating snakes when they hiss. Your house cat likely isn’t nocturnal, but instead crepuscular, or most active around dusk and dawn. How long a cat lives largely depends on whether they’re indoor-only or an outdoor cat. Cats almost always land on their feet due to their impressive “righting” reflex. Cat pee smells so bad because it’s so concentrated—felines originated in the desert and evolved to absorb a large amount of water from their urine to maintain their hydration. Cats are more likely to knead if they were separated from their mothers as young kittens. And finally, cats aren’t just jerks: They knock things over to test for hidden prey.